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Westwood Global Energy Group Expands North American Offering for the Unconventional Market

12 Apr WES31032017_023_web

Westwood Global Energy Group, the private equity-backed group of energy research, analysis and consulting companies, announced today the acquisition of Houston-based market research firm, Energent Group Software LLC. Westwood’s strategic vision is to create best-in-class solutions for its customers. (more…)

Panasonic Donates a Total of 1,584 Solar Lanterns to South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho

28 Mar PANASONIC

Since 2012, Panasonic Corporation has been working on the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, a project that aims to donate a total of 100 thousand solar lanterns to the world’s non-electrified areas by 2018, which is the centennial of Panasonic’s foundation. (more…)

TrendForce Expects India to Overtake Japan as the World’s Third Largest Solar Market in 2017

16 Mar Solar-panels-antenna-booster-with-sun-rise-at-Himalayan-Mountain-india-624x417

The global solar market has yet to show signs of turnaround after going through the turbulent 2016. (more…)

Tesla’s Kauai Solar Facility Will Equal 1.6M Gallons of Fuel Use per Year

10 Mar nevada-solar-power-plant-e1448905952598

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

The Kauai Islands get a lot of sun every day. A few years ago, that would have set people thinking about beaches and tanning. However, that sounded like the perfect place to set up a new solar cell facility to Tesla — and so it did. Backed by Tesla, the Kauai facility opened for business on Friday and a 13 MW solar farm installation has started providing power to a Powerpack storage facility that has a total capacity of 52 MWh. (more…)

World Smart Energy Week Creates Excellent Platform for Global Business Discussion

8 Mar REED2

The World Smart Energy Week is expanding year after year and is of great renown in the world. This has become one of the best platforms for discussion as the organizer REED EXHIBITION JAPAN (REED) actively grasps the pulse of the market and understands the needs of customers. (more…)

U.S. Caps AD Rate for Taiwan-Based Cell Suppliers at 4.2% According to Preliminary Result of 2014~2016 Solar Trade Case Review, TrendForce Reports

6 Mar 9730649357_028ab68c3f_k-624x416

The U.S. Department of Commerce that on March 1 announced changes to the antidumping duties (AD) that are imposed on PV cell imports from Taiwanese suppliers during the 2014~2016 period. (more…)

SolarEdge Rolls Out Complete Residential Solution Throughout Europe

3 Mar shutterstock_139521446-624x444

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, announced today that it is rolling out its new complete residential solution throughout Europe. Combining PV inverter, storage and home automation, the complete residential solution manages and monitors solar energy generation, electricity consumption, energy storage, and device control that enables homeowners to increase self-consumption and energy independence. (more…)

SAS and Cathay Life Jointly Enter PV Power Market

24 Jan shutterstock_180809807-624x441

Sino-American Silicon Products Inc.(SAS), a major semiconductor and PV firm in Taiwan, and Cathay Life Insurance have formed a joint venture, dubbed Taixu Energy, focusing on developing PV power stations in Taiwan. (more…)

TrendForce Reports PERC Cell’s Global Production Capacity to Reach 25GW in 2017, Resulting in Doubling of Total Annual Output

20 Jan 8341383042_7931b72bc0_z-624x468

Volume production of PV cells based on PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) technology is expected to reach a new peak in 2017 on account of advances in equipment and manufacturing process. (more…)

Prices in PV Supply Chain Have Peaked and Expected to Drop in Late November, Says TrendForce

19 Nov shutterstock_139521446-624x444

Product orders are tapering off across the PV supply chain as some projects that are required to connect to the grid before the year-end deadline are almost completed. (more…)